The Cyclospora outbreak linked to salads sold at McDonald’s has grown to include 507 people (updated 8/23/2018), according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the outbreak grows, so does the number of lawsuits that have been filed. Cyclospora lawyers at the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman have filed two lawsuits against McDonald’s in connection with this outbreak.
The new numbers for the outbreak as of August 23, 2018, are as follows:
Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Iowa (99), Illinois (273), Indiana (9), Kentucky (8), Michigan (2), Minnesota (11), Missouri (52), Nebraska (5), New York (1 from New York City), Ohio (15), South Dakota (18), Tennessee (1), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (10).
Below is the information posted when this article was published:
Since the last update, the outbreak has grown to include three more states. The 163 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported from people in 10 states: Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. The CDC notes that the single case-patient from Florida purchased the salad in Kentucky. Onset-of-illness dates were reported from May 1, 2018 to June 28, 2018. The case-patients range in age from 16 to 87 years old.
Illinois Cyclospora Lawsuit
Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Illinois woman who was diagnosed with a Cyclospora infection after eating a salad at a McDonald’s restaurant.
According to the lawsuit, the woman regularly ordered the Southwest Chicken Salad from the McDonald’s located at 400 E. Plaza Drive in Carterville, Illinois. On June 25, 2018, she began to feel sick, experiencing Cyclospora symptoms which include nausea, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. A stool culture confirmed the infection.
Iowa Cyclospora Lawsuit
The second lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Iowa man who purchased food from a McDonald’s store in Osceola, Iowa several times in late June 2018. He developed symptoms of a Cyclospora infection in early July. After suffering for several weeks, he was diagnosed with cyclosporiasis.
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